Josefine Andersson

Biography

Josefine Andersson has been working on Scandinavian opera’s most prestigious stages for more than a decade, despite only recently graduating from the Royal Opera Academy in Stockholm. She made her professional debut in Copenhagen in 2009, singing Dryad in the Royal Danish Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos. She has since sung Kunstgewerblerin (Lulu), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with the company, in addition to Dorabella (Così fan tutte) for Malmö Opera and Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) for the Funen Opera (Den Fynske Opera).

Other roles have taken Josefine to the Folkoperan (Stockholm), Trondheim Opera, The Nordic Opera, Skånska Opera, Wermland Opera, Läckö Castle Opera and Guido Paevetalu’s startup company Guidopera. She has worked with leading conductors including Michael Boder, Krzysztof Urbański, Marc Soustrot, Alexander Shelley, Rumon Gamba, Henrik Schaefer and the late Freidemann Layer, and with renowned stage directors including Olivier Py, Stefan Herheim and Robert Carsen. Josefine’s repertoire has already ranged from Handel’s Sesto to newly created roles, and it continues to expand.

As a concert soloist, Josefine has appeared with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the Orchestra of Norrlands Opera in music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Copland and Boulanger. She has made the exploration of Scandinavian art song a particular specialty, and formed the Nordic Light Duo with the pianist Daniel Beskow to bring the treasury of Nordic song to a wider audience.

Josefine was a finalist in the singing category of the Stenhammar Competition in 2018 and participated in the Académie européenne de musique at Aix en Provence. She is a recipient of the Jenny Lind Scholarship (2012), the Christina Nilsson Stipend (2019) and the Reumert Talent Prize (2013). She studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and at the Opera Academies of Copenhagen and Stockholm. She has participated in master-classes with Helmut Deutsch, Diana Montague, Dorothy Irving, Mikael Eliasen, Felicity Palmer and Anne Sofie von Otter, who in the summer of 2020 described her voice as ‘exceptionally beautiful’.

Calendar
Repertoire
STAGE EXPERIENCE

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COSI FAN TUTTE/Dorabella
DON GIOVANNI/Donna Elvira
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Cherubino

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Carmen
CARMEN/Mercedes

Claudio Monteverdi

L'ORFEO/Orfeo

Giacomo Puccini

MADAMA BUTTERFLY/Suzuki

Gaetano Donizetti

L'ELISIR D'AMORE/Giannetta

Gioacchino Rossini

IL BARBIERE IN SEVILLA/Rosina
LA CENERENTOLA/Angelina

Benjamin Britten

A MIDSUMMERNIGHT'S DREAM/Hermia

Georg Friedrich Händel

GIULIO CESARE/Sesto

Charles Gounod

ROMEO ET JULIETTE/Stefano

Francis Poulenc

LES DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES/ Mere Marie

Richard Strauss

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS/ Najade
SAMPEL OF CONCERTS

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater
Petite Messe Solenelle

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

C minor Mass, KV 427
Requiem KV 626

Johann Sebastian Bach

Weinachtsoratorium 1-3

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"
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